BPP University College sees increase in applications for law degrees
09 Aug, 2012
BPP University College has seen a 97% marked increase in students applying for its degree programmes this September, against reports that UK applications are down by 8.7% this year.
In the run up to A level results day next week, the number of student applications for the LLB Law (Hons) has risen by 79% compared to this time last year.
Peter Crisp (pictured), Dean of BPP Law School said: “We believe that the surge in applications is not just as a result of our affordable tuition fees; we’ve noticed an emerging trend over the past few years of more students opting for career relevant degrees, which lead to a direct route to a profession or business of their choice upon completion. Law is one of our most popular degrees, and, with the exception of the Open University, BPP is now the largest provider of this programme in the UK.
“All degree programmes have been designed with flexibility in mind – with the option to study in two years as well as three, either full or part-time, as well as via distance learning, allowing more freedom around living and fee costs, and a wider choice on when and how people want to study, or embark on their chosen career.”
Today, the privately owned university college, which has its own degree awarding powers, announced that it has expanded its undergraduate offering for this September with the introduction of three new degree programmes, extended to 10 regional centres. (See notes to editors for full list).
For 2012, BPP’s tuition fees are £5k per year for a three year degree programme, compared with the UK average of £8,385*. For its 2 year programme, the fees are £6k per year. Both full and part-time undergraduates at BPP are eligible for the usual student loans, and the programmes are all listed on UCAS.
BPP’s strong links with leading employers, specialist firms, professional bodies and leading industry figures ensures that its degree programmes are designed to cover a range of up to date and relevant modules of a high standard. Its undergraduate law degrees are delivered in city centre locations that emulate the workplace including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. In a public and private initiative launched last year, BPP’s law degrees are also run from New College, Swindon in Wiltshire.
In July 2010, BPP made headlines when it became the first UK private provider to become a university college since 1976. In 2011, it was in the news again when it set its tuition fees at one of the lowest in the UK, at £5k per year. This year, it opened its new School of Health, as part of an ongoing expansion, offering programmes in psychology, nursing and chiropractic.